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Pearl Izumi
Men's Elite Escape Shorts

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Escape to new shorts.

Riding your bike is hard enough, why punish yourself by doing it on a stale, flat chamois in the pair of shorts you bought 5 years ago? Based on the success of the Elite In-R-Cool short, the Pearl Izumi Elite Escape short is the best version yet. Featuring updated P.R.O. Transfer fabric, a brand new chamois and a redesigned anatomical fit, the Elite Escape allows you to pedal in comfort while you’re punishing the pack.

Featuring the new Elite Escape 1:1™ chamois, this multi-layered pad features a floating top sheet allowing the shorts to move with you as you pedal, reducing friction while simultaneously increasing comfort. P.R.O. Transfer fabric is used throughout the shorts, wicking away moisture from your body and into the air.


Available in a variety of colors. Sizes Small - 2XL.

SMLXLXXL
Chest35"-37½"37½"-40½"40½"-43½"43½"-46½"46½"-49" 
 
Waist29"-31½"31½"-34½"34½"-37½"37½"-41½"41½"-45" 
 
Hips35"-37½"37½"-40½"40½"-43½"43½"-46½"46½"-49" 
 
Inseam31½"32"32½"33"33½" 
 
 

Style Type: non-Bib 

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Comfortable, cool, no chafe
by Randy R
Cycling Enthusiast
Gresham, OR

The short material has a nice, quality feel. The padding is not what I expected. Looks more high tech than my 10-year old bike shorts. No chafe. Seams comfortable.

The color doesn't appear to be a true, deep black. More of a dark dark charcoal. Not really noticeable unless you are wearing a jersey with black. No big deal. Only you would likely notice, or care.

Sizing appears consistent with what I would have expected. I don't think there is a need for sizing updown.

Reviewed 8/9/2018
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Great fit, great pad
by JIM
Cycling Enthusiast
Farmington, MI

The fit of these shorts is exceptional although some may find the pad a bit large a inflexible...that is until you begin riding. Its anatomical cut is great and, in my opinion, this is the best non-leather pad Perli has ever created. And, the pad dries quickly after washing. I already have two pair of these and will be getting a third so that I can get rid of and older pair of shorts and keep my wear rotation in place.

Reviewed 8/6/2018
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Nice Shorts
by Rob
Cycling Enthusiast
Central Wisconsin

This is a good quality and comfortable short. I can ride comfortably for long distances in these shorts.

For me these shorts are true to size. With the Italian shorts (Castelli) I order 2 sizes larger. My ONLY complaint is for me the inseam is longer than I like. I work hard to develop my quads and it is a shame to cover them up!! These shorts come to about an inch above my knee cap.

Reviewed 8/4/2018
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Nice Shorts
by Rob
Cycling Enthusiast
Central Wisconsin

This is a good quality and comfortable short. I can ride comfortably for long distances in these shorts.

For me these shorts are true to size. With the Italian shorts (Castelli) I order 2 sizes larger. My ONLY complaint is for me the inseam is longer than I like. I work hard to develop my quads and it is a shame to cover them up!! These shorts come to about an inch above my knee cap.

Reviewed 8/4/2018
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New go to shorts
by Old geezer
iowa

Replaced several pairs of old Pearl Izumi shorts with chamois inserts. These have thicker synthetic padding but does not feel bulky. Very comfortable.

Reviewed 8/23/2018
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If it aint broke, don't fix it
by Bob C.
Cycling Enthusiast
Branford CT
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short
5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

Have bought one pair each of the past 5 yearsI ride a yearly total of 1800-2200 miles on Trek Madone 5.9 .I ride 5 times per week April - Oct. (less in the rest) in Ct. I would consider myself to be a serious recreational rider combining it with running, daily intense gym workouts and focus on maintaining above average physical conditioning. The Pearl Izumi Elite bike shorts are extremely well made, very comfortable yet durable fabric and seat padding. Fit is excellent. They don't rid up, pinch or loose elasticity. A quality product. I'm 6'2 and 192 ilbs with a fairly aggressive riding style. I rotate the latest pair of shorts with usually two to three rides rides every two weeks with last years shorts ( shorter rides only). The first time I put on a pair of Elite In R Cools, I felt total satisfaction .. rare for me . The best part is every year each parameter remains the same ( with only changes being in color scheme. Knowing the product remains the same in all features year in and out makes it a no brainer to continue buying. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Reviewed 1/20/2017
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Favorite pair of riding shorts thus far
by JSquare
Cycling Enthusiast
Texas
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I keep moving up in shorts quality as I ride more miles. Now ride 4 times per week, 70-100 miles. These are more comfortable than Castelli Entrada but of course more expensive. 31-32 waist, medium is a snug fit but comfortable. Fit a bit longer than other shorts. Silicon on the lower leg but unnoticeable when I pull them on. Chamois is very comfortable, more so than the 'blue' PIzumi chamois by a bit. These shorts feel good when you put them on, unlike other brands I have, albeit their lower end. I have ridden a few 30 mile rides in them and they are my most comfortable pair yet. I am not at the level where I want to spend $100 on shorts (got them on sale) so I cannot compare them to the higher levels. Between the lower end Castelli and Pearl I, these are the best I have ridden. Hope that helps.

Reviewed 7/7/2018
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Feels good on the butt
by Barry
Portland
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

No problems here with the Elite Escape shorts. Just dont underestimate your size - they run a tad small - and dont try to save $$ by opting for the cheaper latex Pearl Izumi shorts either. Elite Escape is the one you want.

Reviewed 5/25/2018
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Fit well, no chafing, very comfortable
by Anonymous
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Great shorts

Reviewed 10/13/2017
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Good buy, good fit!
by Anonymous
dallas
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

Great fit, comfortable, and a chamois that works well. Good value, too!

Reviewed 10/9/2017
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PREFERED ELITE CHAMOIS OVER THE PRO. ROAD BETTER AFTER A COUPLE OF WASHES.
by BOBC
Cycling Enthusiast
HOUSTON, TX
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

WASH THESE A COUPLE OF TIMES BEFORE RIDING. THE ELITE HAS A LITTLE MORE PADDING THAN THE PRO.

Reviewed 7/21/2017
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PREFERED ELITE CHAMOIS OVER THE PRO. ROAD BETTER AFTER A COUPLE OF WASHES.
by BOBC
Cycling Enthusiast
HOUSTON, TX

WASH THESE A COUPLE OF TIMES BEFORE RIDING. THE ELITE HAS A LITTLE MORE PADDING THAN THE PRO.

Reviewed 7/21/2017
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Great shorts for longer rides
by anwittin
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

These have been great shorts for longer rides. I use them on 100k & 200k rides and have found them to perform better than any other shorts. The leg grippers hold well and the waist doesn't seem to drop much, the chamois is also thick enough and doesn't shift or bunch. These have be come my shorts of choice now.

Reviewed 2/19/2018
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Comfortable and well made
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
arvada, CO
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Purchased these for my husband, who is an avid cyclist, as a gift. He let me know right away how much he likes these shorts. His comments are that the shorts are very comfortable , have held up well already to regular washing and he would recommend highly. Size seems appropriate.

Reviewed 2/11/2018
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lighter material than prior generation
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I prefer the heavier weight of the earlier generation of Elite

Reviewed 2/8/2018
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This is the best cycling short I've ever purchased.
by Long Rider
Cycling Enthusiast
Ann Arbor, Mi
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short
4 of 12 customers found this review helpful.

I ride over 6,000 miles each year. That's a lot of time in the saddle. As soon as I switched to the R-Cool short the riding comfort was so much better. At 6' 3 and 235 lbs my behind takes quite a pounding. These shorts are all I want to put on these days. Makes my other riding shorts obsolete. My only regret is I didn't go with these shorts sooner. A bit more money but well worth it.

Reviewed 1/17/2017
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Very comfortable on long rides.
by LarryL
Cycling Enthusiast
SoCal.
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I ride about 5 days a week and these are my go to shorts for rides over 50 miles. The pad is very comfortable which helps on longer rides. The elastic in the legs holds up your legknee warmers if you need them on cooler days. I have a couple pair of these shorts and I find them to be very durable and have not stretched out. The black color has started to fade a little on my older pair but they still fit great.

Reviewed 1/16/2017
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Keeps getting better
by Jan the Man
Cycling Enthusiast
Sarasota FL
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

Snug fit, but appropriately so. Will keep it lasting longer. Excellent quality. Decent chamois.

Reviewed 1/5/2017
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they've shrunk
by sonoma biker
Cycling Enthusiast
Santa Rosa,CA
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

Seems to be the same great Pearlizumi quality, but they seem to have shrunk their shorts a 12 to 34 of a size. A medium used to fit me perfectly and now it's a bit snug. Wish they wouldn't have changed the sizing because now I'm inbetween sizes.

Reviewed 1/6/2017
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Outstanding shorts
by Karl
Missouri
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

I bought these for a 118 mile ride on rural highways. I wanted a better short than the PI Attacks which are good up to a metric century. The temperature was in the mid 80s and these provided the comfort I had hoped for.

bored foot

Reviewed 10/16/2016
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